Gunsmith Cats OVA
Genres: action, comedy
Themes: bounty hunters, girls with guns, police
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 3
Vintage: 1995-11-01 to 1996-09-01
Plot Summary: Rally Vincent knows her weapons well, while her partner Minne May Hopkins loves to play with explosives. The pair run a gun-shop illegally and one day Bill Collins of the ATF, blackmails Rally and Minnie May into working for the ATF. Little do they know, that they are getting involved in a mission larger than they could imagine.
Out of Print: Available through Amazon or Ebay auction
Press and Reviews:
Gunsmith Cats was just a sheer joy to watch. We’ve seen a wide variety of shows over the years and this has always been a favorite for working in a genre that often gets overlooked both in Japan and in US acquisition. The attention to detail that went into the show is high and it shows in the episodes. Gunsmith Cats provided us with 90 minutes of great escapism with style and action that should leave most people happy.
In summation, Gunsmith Cats is an excellent introductory piece of anime. See this, then graduate to something a little more “Japanese”. If you’re an anime veteran, still pick it up. It’s a solid piece of fun filmmaking, there aren’t 15 volumes to buy, and can you really go wrong with girls, guns, and grenades?
Overall (dub) : A
Overall (sub) : A-[/quote]
Handsomely designed and skillfully executed, Gunsmith Cats is slick, fast-paced, and extremely violent. Director Takeshi Mori builds suspense and tension so effectively, he imbues the shootouts and stabbings with an impact many gorier anime series lack.